Meteorologist Sherry Hughes Leaving WCPO Cincinnati
Scripps-owned ABC affiliate WCPO Cincinnati announced that meteorologist Sherry Hughes is leaving the station this week. She has been a key member of the station’s 9 First Warning Weather Team for more than 10 years since joining in September 2011. Her last day will be Wednesday, Nov. 24.
Prior to working at WCPO, she also held weather positions in Tampa, Fla.; Raleigh, N.C.; Phoenix; and Charleston, S.C.
Hughes is well known for her involvement in numerous community organizations throughout the Tri-State. Her participation in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides for Breast Cancer has become deeply personal for her. Three years ago, Hughes was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent treatment for the disease, sharing her struggles and courage with co-workers, viewers and on social media every step of the way. Since then, she has become passionate about advocating for and supporting breast cancer patients, their families and survivors.
“We will all miss Sherry — her positive attitude, smile, laugh, dancing, you name it — she always makes you feel better. And that personality and authenticity is why the audience connected with her,” said Jeff Brogan, WCPO vice president and general manager.
“I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the Greater Cincinnati and Tri-State community for over the past 10 plus years through my weather forecasting, storytelling and community involvement,” Hughes said. “My co-workers and Cincinnati viewers have become family, and I’ll cherish the overwhelming love and support they’ve shown me from my first day on the air back in 2011 through my recent health challenges and breast cancer journey.
“I’m now going to take time to truly enjoy the weather with my husband Myron, my family and my friends. God has truly blessed me, and now I want to bless others. I plan to continue the work I’ve been doing around women’s health, breast cancer awareness, education and cancer advocacy. It’s heart work that I’m very passionate about.”